Saddle sores and blisters have been the order of the day for the intrepid Onswitch team this week as they pedal the length of the UK on an epic 900-mile charity cycle challenge.
Saddle sores and blisters have been the order of the day for the intrepid Onswitch team this week as they ride the length of the UK on an epic charity cycle challenge.
The team set off from Alness in Scotland in the early hours of Monday morning (September 10, 2012) and will have completed a gruelling 900-miles by the time they finish in Brighton tonight (September 13).
Riding in relay to raise cash for Medical Detection Dogs, the Onswitch boys have been making pit stops along the way, picking up guest riders from practices and suppliers en route.
Vetsonline caught up with the team on Wednesday when they hit the Camridgeshire town of Peterborough, home of Veterinary Times and the NuVet veterinary practice, where the team enjoyed a short breather and a brew before continuing on their way.
Team leader Donald Lambert said: “We started at 6am on Monday at it has been one hard slog since then. The core team of riders have been putting in a great effort but some of the vets who have joined us on certain legs of the relay have done great too.
“For example, Colin Scott of Struthers and Scott in Perthshire rode 100 miles in six hours, which is a fantastic effort – but everyone has done fantastically well.
“At every stage of the 900 miles we have a bike on the move, it is a real challenge but also a lot of fun and of course all for a very worthy cause.”
- To make a donation visit Team Onswitch’s JustGiving page